FCEDA In the News

With 158 companies on the Inc. 5000 list, Fairfax County continues to be a top spot for fastest-growing businesses

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 3:51pm

Fairfax County, Virginia USA Fairfax County continues to be the top place to start and build a business in the Washington, D.C., area. For evidence, look no further than the newest Inc. 5000 list that Inc. magazine produces and highlights America’s fastest-growing companies.

Fairfax County boasts 158 companies on the Inc. 5000. That’s 44 percent of the companies on the list from the Washington area.

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List of largest African American-owned firms reflects diversity of Fairfax County’s business community

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 12:05pm

Fairfax County, Virginia USA — Fairfax County is now home to four of the 100 largest African American-owned service/industrial companies in the United States.

The information, based on annual revenues, comes courtesy of Black Enterprise magazine, which recently published its annual list of largest businesses.

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Five new appointees join longstanding members to bring power of ideas to FCEDA Commission

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 9:14am

Fairfax County, Virginia USA — Five new members have joined the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority Commission – the Authority’s board of directors.

The seven-member board is appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and is comprised of a diverse group of senior business executives who oversee Authority policy and strategy.

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FCEDA joins with multicultural chambers of commerce to present Sept. 23 event with Virginia political leaders

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 4:27pm

Fairfax County, Virginia USA — On September 23, the Multicultural Chambers Alliance – made up of the Asian American Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce

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Fairfax County EDA’s work with 38 businesses helps to add nearly 600 jobs to local economy in second quarter

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 1:23pm

Fairfax County, Virginia USA — During the second quarter of  2016, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) provided services and resources to 38 businesses that are adding 585 jobs in Fairfax County. Many of these businesses are in the information technology and professional services sectors, and five are foreign-based firms using a Fairfax County location to expand in North America.

Through the first half of the year, the FCEDA has worked with companies adding more than 2,300 jobs.

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Fairfax County EDA’s popular Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business workshops resume September 6

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 9:23am

Fairfax County, Virginia – The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority’s (FCEDA) popular “Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County” seminars will resume in September after a summer hiatus. Workshops have been scheduled for the mornings of September 6, October 4 and November 1, the first Tuesday of each month.

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Carfax celebrates employee-friendly Fairfax County expansion as governor and officials celebrate 120 new jobs it will bring

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 12:02pm

Fairfax County, Virginia USA  – With Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and other elected officials in attendance, Carfax on June 17 celebrated the $5 million expansion of its Centreville offices. The expansion project is part of the company’s long-term plan to create 120 new jobs.

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House of Commons event showcases business opportunities between Fairfax County and Hampshire in the U.K.

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 11:06am

Fairfax County, Virginia USA, and London -- Kicking off an initiative to explore business relationships between Fairfax County and the County of Hampshire in Great Britain, representatives of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) met with senior business, academic and political figures from Hampshire in the House of Commons on June 6.

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Fairfax County is home to eight companies on 2016 Fortune 500 list – more than half of D.C.-area total

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 2:13pm

Fairfax County, Virginia USA – Eight Fairfax County-based companies, in industries ranging from financial services and hospitality to defense and technology consulting, hold spots on Fortune magazine’s list of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the United States.

The number of companies with headquarters in Fairfax County remains unchanged from 2015.

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More successful veteran-owned businesses are making Fairfax County home base for operations

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 2:15pm

Fairfax County, Virginia USA – Fairfax County businesses dominate the latest Washington Business Journal list of largest veteran-owned companies in the Washington, D.C., region based on 2015 revenue. Eight of the top 10 as well as 18 of the top 25 on the list, published in the May 20 edition, are based in the county. Together the 18 Fairfax County companies had 2015 revenue of nearly $1.3 billion and employed more than 3,500.

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